Thursday, January 11, 2018

KLM Designs 9th Blogoversary!

Happy 9th Anniversary KLM Designs Blog! Though I have been paper crafting since 2001 and really became more of an avid card designer in 2004, my passion and love for creating greeting cards continues. I still have my favorite brands I always go back too and choose to keep up with the newest and latest products that evolve and are being released. Like all crafters, there will always be space in our studios for new stock.

I try a little bit everyday to make time to unwind and sit down with my stamps, ink and copics. If it is only for half an hour, an hour, or just a 7 minute YouTube video of the day. I am a perfectionist (I always have been). It can take me hours sometimes days to complete a single card. I take pride having my cards available for purchase in my city at boutiques, craft shows, and on my KLM Designs Facebook Page.

Thank you to everyone who stops by and for your encouraging words!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Purrthday

A bright and cheerful stenciled background card made with Tim Holtz's distress oxide inks, carefully blended using one of Tim's mini stencils from Set 21. I Copic colored the MFT smitten kitten to look like a kitten from VegaBoo Cat Haven, where some of my cards are being showcased right MEOW!

The kitten is sitting on the bold white sentiment, that is popped up with it's food bowl and a birthday candle. The addition of the heart just makes this card extra special...

Thanks for stopping by,
STAMPS: My Favorite Things Smitten Kitten.
PAPER: SU Basic Black, Real Red. Bristol Smooth. DSP Dots.
INK: SSS Intense Black. Distress Oxides, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Peacock, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Foam Tape. Glossy Accents.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Newton's Nook | Newton's Nook Loves Cake

Here is a very special birthday card for a long time friend of mine that lives across the miles and loves cats just as much as I do. I stamped Newton on some Tim Holtz water color paper and colored him in with Zig real clean brush markers.  Die cut the base panel out with MFT blueprints 13 with Bristol smooth paper and sponged the background with distress oxides in cracked pistachio, picked raspberry and fossilized amber. Spritzed it with water and paper toweled off the excess and heat tool dried it, I then flicked on some black and gold splatter. I fun foam mounted the panel onto SSS fog card stock and pop dotted Newton and put him just above the white embossed sentiment on the black card stock.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Newton's Nook
PAPER: Tim Holts's Watercolor. Bristol Smooth. SSS Fog. SU Basic Black.
INK: SSS Intense Black
EMBELLISHMENTS: Adhesive Sheet Fun Foam.
TOOLS: Bigkick
SUPPLIES: Mft Die-namics Blueprints 13, Pop Dots, Finetec, White embossing Powder. Black Distress Ink. Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I love cats and so does my boyfriend's Mom. This adorable card came together fairly easily for me. I ink blended the background panel with TH Distress Oxides in, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, salty ocean and seedless preserves. Then sprayed it with water with the TH distress sprayer and dried it with the heat tool. Flicked some shimmer liquid onto it as well to give it some glimmer. Colored the stamped images with Copic markers and pop dotted them above the stamped verse on black card stock.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: My Favorite Things I knead you, SSS Magical Birthday.
PAPER: SU So Saffron, SU Black. Bristol Smooth.
INK: SSS Intense Black, Versamark. Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Foam Tape.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cheery Christmas | Lawn Fawn

Like everyone else, I started creating my Christmas cards in July. They have been slow and steady! I would like to go into a fall or winter craft show but it will depend on the stock I inquire and if I can afford a table.

This card has a lot of layers, it took me a bit of time but it was easy to make. I first stamped the blue background panel with the fallen snow from Lawn Fawn's Snow Cool set. Then die cut out my hills from white card stock and foam taped them for dimension. All the critters are colored with Copic markers. Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle was added to the light bulbs, ornament and ribbon to give it that extra bit of twinkle.

PAPER: SU Bashful Blue, Whisper White. Spectrum Noir 110.
STAMPS: Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Snow Cool.
INK: SSS Intense Black, LF Lobster, PTI New Leaf.
EMBELLISMENTS: Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Blueprints 13, SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills, Pop Dots, Foam Tape.